Saturday, March 29, 2008

Spring Knitty!

Hooray, new free Knitty patterns! I don't need a single new pattern to put in my queue , but I can't help adding these two to the list.


I love any sweater-ish thing that works in warm weather. I was happy to see that CotLin is the recommended sub, as it gives me an excuse to try it.


The unique construction of this looks like a fun challenge and a good opportunity to play with color.

There are already at least a dozen projects for each of these patterns up on Ravelry. It always amazes me how quickly people start knitting these new patterns. I'm very tempted to move one of the up to the top of my "to knit" list!

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Unexpected Treasure

While doing some spring cleaning earlier this month, I came across a box of fabric scraps from my grandmother. Most of them seemed to small to work with and I was just going to toss it. Lucky me, I combed through everything first and found all of these squares, cut and ready to be a quilt. Some of them have already been sewn into blocks by hand.

While I admire hand stitched quilts, I don't have the ambition to do something like that. There are not quite enough squares to make a twin size (my favorite size to make) so I'm keeping my eye out for some complimentary fabric to finish it out.

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